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The Protein Chart

The Protein Chart

Richard Charles Garratt, Christine A. Orengo

ISBN: 978-3-527-31963-3 January 2008 6 Pages

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What the Periodic Table did for the visualization of chemical concepts, this chart will achieve for structural biology. This truly innovative product addresses a growing need in the scientific community -- making the entire spectrum of protein structures instantly accessible on one handy chart. By way of a clever arrangement into rows and columns, this is much more than a simple field guide to individual protein structures: It is also an invaluable aid to understanding the principles behind protein structure diversity.
There is simply no better tool to introduce students to the secrets of proteins.

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INSIDE FACING
The main table displays 86 stuctural domains, organized into four major (alpha proteins, beta proteins, alpha/beta proteins, knots and fibers) and 26 minor architectural classes (such as sandwich, barrel, horseshoe, orthogonal bundle etc.).
For each domain, a representative structure is shown alongside structural and functional information for the fold group.
The abundance of each fold group in the currently sequenced more than 500 genomes is given, with the 10 most abundant "superfolds" highlighted.

OUTSIDE FACING
A satellite table of oligomeric proteins depicts 37 oligomer architectures, ordered according to their highest order rotation axis. For each class, a representative structure is displayed, along with structural and functional information on the class.

Also on the chart is a summary of 10 basic secondary structure topologies (shown in a 2D representation) and of the 12 most important three-dimensional structural motifs such as HTH, EF hand, HLH, Zn finger, P-loop, Greek key etc.
"The 'periodic table' of proteins illustrates the beauty, diversity, and complexity of proteins in one place. It is a remarkable teaching and learning tool."
(Donald Voet, author of the textbooks "Biochemistry" and "Fundamentals of Biochemistry")

"The ideal tool to understand and to teach the principles of protein structure, and beautifully designed. I wholeheartedly recommend it."
(Robert Huber, Winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
Wiley world novelty: the "Periodic Table" of protein structures is the ultimate learning aid that is eagerly awaited by students and instructors!
  • A truly innovative product that addresses a growing need in the scientific community. Never before has the entire spectrum of protein structures been accessible on one handy chart.
  • Essential knowledge for every bioscientist.
  • The ultimate learning aid: By way of a clever arrangement into rows and columns, this chart is much more than a simple field guide to individual protein structures. It is also a great tool to understand the principles behind protein structure diversity.
  • Intuitive and stimulating: What the Periodic Table did for the visualization of chemical concepts, this chart will achieve for structural biology. There is simply no better tool to introduce students to the secrets of proteins.